Watching brief: BAME autism support

Too many people with autism in black, Asian and minority ethnic communities are missing out on vital support, says Simon Shaw from the National Autistic Society: 

Families of all backgrounds and ethnicities living with autism commonly struggle to access a diagnosis and support, but the National Autistic Society’s (NAS) recent Diverse Perspectives report showed that language and cultural differences among people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities can create additional barriers. 

Ethnicity should never be an obstacle to accessing the right support, which can often be a lifeline for individuals and families affected by autism. A coordinated effort from decision makers, service providers and faith and community groups would go a long way to ensuring that the needs of families from BAME communities are met. 

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13th November 2017
Learning Disability Today